Grab a Slice of Lake District History for as Little as £1 – Because You’re (Words)Worth It

What do you get the person who has everything? Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Landwood have the answer – and it’s not another gift guide! A piece of Lake District history.

Grab a Slice of Lake District History for as Little as £1 - Because You’re (Words)Worth It

Own a slice of literary history that inspired the poet Wordsworth for as little as £1 – with this Lake District bridge and riverside plot.

Running over the river that inspired one of the poet’s finest works, the Grade II listed Calvert Bridge near Keswick and at strip of nearby woodland and riverbank is set to be snapped up at online auction next week.

Named after the 18th century poet’s old school friend William Calvert, the historic bridge is located in the heart of the Lake District over the River Greta.

Both the bridge and a strip of woodland on Penrith Road are up for grabs at an online auction on December 11.

The plots are a literary enthusiast’s dream – and represent a unique opportunity for those who want to have a part of Keswick as their own.

Interest in the Landwood Property Auctions sale is expected to be high, with the plots attracting bidders from around the world looking to get their hands on this little piece of Lake District life currently owned by a local land owner.

James Ashworth said:

“This really is a classic auction plot. It’s really hard to put a reserve on this kind of lot, but as it is so unique we expect it to generate a huge amount of interest.

“The bonus of having no reserve is that we absolute certainty that this lot will go on the day. The highest bidder will succeed – whether that’s £1 or thousands of pounds we just don’t know. It will all depend on the level of interest.

“Although we have had other historic properties in Cumbria that have gained a lot of interest, it is very rare for us to have such a picturesque plot available, especially one with so much history attached to it.

“This really could be the ultimate gift for the person who has everything – their very own piece of the Lake District countryside!

“The prospect of owning such an historic site, potentially for less than the average office secret santa budget, is sure to capture some imaginations at the very least.”

Based in Manchester, Landwood Property Auctions has had a successful year selling unusual commercial and residential properties around the UK and the momentum isn’t stopping any time soon.

The total value of UK property sold via online auction in 2018 was £236million.

The Landwood team is made up of vastly experienced property professionals, who have decades of experience in the business. This level of expertise is helping cement Landwood as one of the fastest growing online auction businesses in the country.

To register interest in these two Keswick plots on Wednesday December 11, go to


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